Natural History Expeditions
The Endeavour in Icy Bay with Mt St Elias at 18,008 feet in the background
Alaska Endeavour is a nonprofit organization, supporting science, education, conservation, and preservation. We host natural history expeditions anywhere in maritime Alaska on our historic 72-foot research vessel the Endeavour.
We charter the Endeavour to archeologists, paleontologists, biologists, geologists, ornithologists, anthropologists, botanists, glaciologists, artists, film crews, historians, and other researchers from universities, museums, non-profits, and government agencies. When feasible, we bring along high school students as interns, in mentorship with the professional researchers. See Research Charters.
We also run 12-day expeditions for high school students in groups of six with a faculty member. On these trips, the student team does a benchmark study -- a census -- of a remote wilderness location. Afterward, they write and publish a professional paper. The scientific community and conservation organizations get the data, and the students get an author credit for their college applications. These expeditions change their lives. See Student Expeditions.
Our internships and our student expeditions are made possible only with financial support from people like you. To see how you can help, see Support.
The Endeavour in Egg Harbor, Coronation Island